Biography of James Bennett
Tipton County, IN Biographies





JAMES BENNETT, a native of Rush County, Ind., was born Janu­ary 12, 1828, and spent his youth in his native county. He came to Tipton County in October, 1814, and entered land near Sharpsville. After residing here four years, he returned to Rush County, purchased a farm, and lived there eight years. He then sold his farm in Rush County and returned to Tipton County, purchased 160 acres near Sharpsville, and remained here about twelve years. He then sold this farm and located in Indianapolis, where he managed a boarding house for some time. After this, he lived two years in Hamilton County, two years in Rush County, and, in 1880, returned to Sharpsville, and shortly pur­chased a farm of 140 acres, where he now resides. He has sixty five acres under cultivation. Mr. Bennett was married, in 1844, to Miss Mary Brookbank. She died August 23, 1864, leaving two children, Hester A. and Mary E. He next married, December 26, 1865, Levinia A. Smith. This union has been blessed with two children, Harriet J. and Margaret E.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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